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Six months later: Women at the forefront of COVID-19 response in Europe and Central Asia

Thursday, September 17, 2020

This publication provides an overview of key results achieved by UN Women in terms of COVID-19 response and recovery in its programme countries and territories in Europe and Central Asia between March and August 2020.

Gender-responsive budgeting on a local level: From integration of the gender equality principle into budgeting process to gender-sensitive policies

Monday, September 14, 2020

The gender-responsive budgeting manual provides for simple and practical guidelines as to the integration of the principle of gender equality into budgeting processes on a local level in accordance with the new guidelines adopted by the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine. It is designed to address the key questions that local and regional authorities might face when applying gender-sensitive budgeting into local planning and policy development.

From insights to action: Gender equality in the wake of COVID-19

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, shrinking working hours, increased care burdens, and heightened violence have exacerbated the challenges that women and girls face. Unless action is taken, by 2021 around 435 million women and girls will be living in extreme poverty, including 47 million pushed into poverty as a result of COVID-19. This publication presents the latest evidence on the multiple impacts of the pandemic on women and girls.

Women's voices, knowledge, and leadership at the heart of humanitarian action

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Women in Serbia play a key role in responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, including as front-line healthcare workers, carers at home, community leaders and mobilisers. This publication features inspiring stories of 13 extraordinary women working tirelessly at the forefront of the coronavirus pandemic.

Toolkit for Gender Mainstreaming in Policy Development

Monday, August 24, 2020

This toolkit offers ways on how to integrate gender equality principles into legislation and policy in Bosnia and Herzegovina and contains guidelines, training curriculum, practical and easily applicable examples and excercises, produced by various stakeholders working on capacity building and improving the role of women in public and political life in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Measuring women’s empowerment in agriculture with survey-based and experimental economics method

Monday, August 10, 2020

The study elaborates why mainstreaming gender and application of gender-responsive budgeting to the sector of agriculture and rural development is important for recognising the different needs of women and men. It uses a behavioral and experimental economics framework through the abbreviated - women’s empowerment index in agriculture to measure empowerment in five domains, providing recommendations to address gender aspects in policy documents and related budgets.

Mapping the impact of COVID-19 on the socio-economic situation of women at the local level

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

The mapping analysis examines how the COVID-19 crisis affects the socio-economic situation and wellbeing of women and men at the local level and identifies immediate interventions by the municipalities to respond to the crisis. Focusing mainly on the perceptions of local gender equality mechanisms, it provides recommendations for supporting the municipalities in identifying gender specific measures and prioritizing allocation of resources in the post-recovery period.

Economic value of the unpaid care work in the Republic of Serbia

Friday, July 24, 2020

What are the costs of women's unpaid caregiving? What if care work was replaced by community services that are available and affordable? These are some of the questions the first ever gender analysis in Serbia on the value of unpaid care work aims to discover.

The impact of COVID-19 on women's and men's lives and livelihoods in Europe and Central Asia: Preliminary results from a Rapid Gender Assessment

Friday, July 17, 2020

In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the relatively limited data available, the UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, through the Making Every Woman and Girl Count global programme, developed a rapid survey assessment tool to assess the gendered impacts of COVID-19 on the main challenges faced by on women and men lives and livelihoods.

Gender-responsive humanitarian response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Monday, July 13, 2020

Complementing the Global Humanitarian Response Plan for COVID-19, this accompanying gender programme from UN Women seeks to support the whole of the humanitarian system to deliver better for women and girls in the midst of this global pandemic. The programme’s overall objective is to ensure that the most affected and at-risk women and girls play their fullest role in response to COVID-19 and are protected from its impacts.

Spotlight on gender, COVID-19 and the SDGs: Will the pandemic derail hard-won progress on gender equality?

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Health emergencies such as COVID-19, and the response to them, can exacerbate gender inequality and derail hard-won progress not only on SDG 3 but on all the SDGs. This paper draws insights from emerging data and shines a spotlight on the long-term impact of the crisis on the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The paper concludes by outlining policy priorities drawn from the evidence presented.

Gender Equality in Political Leadership and Participation in Turkey brochure

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

"Gender Equality in Political Leadership and Participation in Turkey” project, funded by Sweden through Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), aims at supporting women’s political leadership and participation in decision-making processes in Turkey. The brochure gives a brief presentation of the project that has been implemented since 2014.

COVID-19, women, girls and sport: Build back better

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

This brief focuses on the impacts of COVID-19 on women and girls in sports in five areas—leadership, gender-based violence, economic opportunities, media participation and representation, and girls’ participation in sport—and presents key recommendations to different actors in the sport ecosystem to respond to the crisis with a gender perspective and recover better in terms of gender equality.

The economic and social impact of COVID-19 on women and men: Rapid gender assessment of COVID-19 implications in Turkey

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Women are disproportionately affected by the social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Turkey which is deepening the pre-existing gender inequalities. A new study entitled "Rapid gender assessment of COVID-19 implications in Turkey" conducted by UN Women Turkey and financed by Sweden through Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) reveals the different socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 on women and men.

Regular resources report 2019: Forging Generation Equality now and in the future

Friday, June 19, 2020

This year’s regular resources report analyses how UN Women mobilized its core contributions in 2019 to fulfil its normative, coordination, and operational activities mandate, in order to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide. Through the presentation of tangible results, this report presents case studies at the global, regional, and country levels to showcase the impact that regular resources have in the countries where UN Women is present.

Shadow pandemic business toolkit for employers and businesses

Friday, June 19, 2020

UN Women has developed tools for businesses and employers designed to shine a light on violence against women during the COVID-19 pandemic and provide clear advice on key measures that can be taken at all levels within the organization.   

Guidelines to better support women and girls victims of violence throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

Friday, June 19, 2020

The guidelines offer practical guidance to the national governments and service providers in the Western Balkans and Turkey on how to better respond to the needs of women and girls victims of violence throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and once lockdown measures are lifted.

Annual Report 2019–2020

Thursday, June 18, 2020

This report tells UN Women’s story over the period 2019–2020. It shares how we and our many partners are striding forward to realize a better world for women and girls—one of equality and empowerment. Looking forward, we will draw on our full resources and experiences in protecting and advancing the rights of all women and girls. That is what we do and who we are, as a leader, mobilizer, convenor, provider of programmes, and partner for change.

Voices of gender equality mechanisms on COVID-19

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

In May 2020, UN Women initiated online consultations with gender equality mechanisms from 14 countries in the Western Balkans and Turkey, Eastern Partnership and Central Asia sub-regions to discuss challenges and priorities for the gender dimensions of the short- and long-term COVID-19 response.

Evaluation of the UN Women’s regional programme “Ending Violence against Women in the Western Balkans and Turkey: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds”

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Report of the independent evaluation of the EU-UN Women regional programme “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds”, conducted from July to December 2019. The purpose of the evaluation was to assess the achievement of results and performance of the programme; identify and document lessons learned, good practices and innovations, success stories and challenges; identify strategies for replication and up-scaling; and provide actionable recommendations for future programme development.

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